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1970Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, dies from injuries suffered during an off-ice scuffle with a teammate at 40

1970Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

1970Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington DC at 57

1970Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87

1970Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

1970Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer, dies at 78

1970leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

1970Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

1970Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

1970Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

1970 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 2
Piotr Rytel, composer, dies at 85 
Jan 3
Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902) 
Jan 4
Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899) 
Jan 4
Prins Viggo, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
Jan 5
Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered 
Jan 5
Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87 
Jan 5
Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 5
Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896) 
Jan 7
Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81 
Jan 8
Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891) 
Jan 10
Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44 
Jan 12
Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84 
Jan 14
John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61 
Jan 14
William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906) 
Jan 16
Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61 
Jan 17
Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32 
Jan 17
Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890) 
Jan 18
David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96 
Jan 19
Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49 
Jan 24
James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death 
Jan 24
Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891) 
Jan 25
Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70 
Jan 25
Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84 
Jan 25
Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901) 
Jan 27
Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies 
Jan 27
Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908) 
Jan 28
Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies 
Jan 28
Aleksey Zolotnitskiy, Svadba Krechinskogo 
Jan 29
Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74 
Jan 30
Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82 
Jan 31
Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28 
Feb 1
Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69 
Feb 1
Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921) 
Feb 2
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97 
Feb 2
Jaroslav Vogel, composer, dies at 76 
Feb 2
Lawrence Gray, American actor (b.1898) 
Feb 5
Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913) 
Feb 6
Roscoe Karns, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78 
Feb 11
Emil Abranyi, composer, dies at 87 
Feb 12
Andre Souris, composer, dies at 79 
Feb 13
Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for England, ct 60 stp 12), dies 
Feb 15
Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882) 
Feb 17
Agnon, [SJ Czaczkes], Hebrew writer (Nobel 1966), dies at 81 
Feb 17
Alfred Newman, US composer, dies at 69 
Feb 17
Schmuel J Agnon, novelist (Nobel 1966), dies 
Feb 18
Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94 
Feb 19
Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89 
Feb 19
Jules Munshin, On the Town 
Feb 20
Albert Louis Wolff, composer, dies at 86 
Feb 20
Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885) 
Feb 20
Café Filho, 18th Brazilian President (1954-1955) dies aged 71 
Feb 23
Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (b. 1904) 
Feb 24
Conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73 
Feb 25
Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66 
Feb 26
Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83 
Feb 27
Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies 
Feb 27
Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934) 
Mar 1
Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59 
Mar 1
Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894) 
Mar 2
Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888) 
Mar 6
William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55 
Mar 9
Anya Taranda, Top Hat 
Mar 10
Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904) 
Mar 11
Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80 
Mar 13
Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45 
Mar 14
Karl Gustav Ossiannilsson, Turn of the Century 
Mar 15
Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68 
Mar 15
Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72 
Mar 16
Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61 
Mar 16
Tammi Terrell, soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of brain tumor at 24 
Mar 17
Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83 
Mar 20
Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (b. 1920) 
Mar 21
Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49 
Mar 21
Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920) 
Mar 21
Roberta Rene, Episode #8.10 
Mar 23
Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894) 
Mar 26
Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist 
Mar 29
Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885) 
Mar 30
Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885) 
Mar 30
Lev Kuleshov, Po zakonu 
Mar 31
Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75 
Apr 4
Byron Foulger, actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70 
Apr 5
Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78 
Apr 5
Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist (b. 1891) 
Apr 6
Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923) 
Apr 6
Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933) 
Apr 7
Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies 
Apr 8
Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies 
Apr 9
Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896) 
Apr 10
Charles Paton, dies at 96 
Apr 11
Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66 
Apr 11
John H O'Hara, US journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65 
Apr 15
Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904) 
Apr 16
Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892) 
Apr 17
Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 
Apr 23
Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51 
Apr 25
Anita Louise, actress (Gorilla, Anthony Adverse), dies at about 55 
Apr 26
Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56 
Apr 26
John Knittel, writer, dies at 79 
Apr 26
Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5] 
Apr 26
Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886) 
Apr 27
Arthur Shields, actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73 
Apr 28
Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69 
Apr 30
Hall Johnson, composer, dies at 82 
Apr 30
Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35 
Apr 30
Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71 
May 1
Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897) 
May 3
Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82 
May 4
4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard 
May 4
William Schroeder (b. 1950) 
May 4
Piero Pierotti, Erik the Conqueror 
May 7
Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60 
May 8
László Kemény, Baleset 
May 9
Percy Brier, composer, dies at 84 
May 9
Walter P Reuther, US worker's union leader/president (CIO), dies 
May 9
Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884) 
May 11
Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906) 
May 12
leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78 
May 12
Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78 
May 12
Carlo Morelli, La bella Rita 
May 13
Alessandro De Stefani, The Siege of the Alcazar 
May 14
Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85 
May 17
Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61 
May 19
Ilya Nusinov, Rasputin 
May 21
Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63 
May 21
E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885) 
May 21
Erich Stuckmann, The Last Ten Days 
May 22
Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76 
May 23
Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68 
May 27
Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78 
May 29
John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68 
May 29
Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34 
May 31
Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, dies from injuries suffered during an off-ice scuffle with a teammate at 40 
Jun 1
G Ungaretti, writer, dies at 82 
Jun 2
Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer, designer, and founder of eponymous race team (b. 1937) 
Jun 2
Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (b. 1888) 
Jun 2
Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922) 
Jun 3
Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70 
Jun 3
H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies 
Jun 4
Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies 
Jun 4
Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies 
Jun 4
Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78 
Jun 4
Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58 
Jun 5
"Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54 
Jun 5
Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69 
Jun 7
Edward M Forster, Brit writer (Maurice, passage to India), dies at 91 
Jun 7
E. M. Forster, English author (b. 1879) 
Jun 7
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India 
Jun 8
Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908) 
Jun 11
Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89 
Jun 11
Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87 
Jun 11
Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies 
Jun 11
Frank Silvera, Jamaican actor (High Chaparral), dies at 55 
Jun 11
Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931) 
Jun 11
William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921) 
Jun 16
Elsa Triolet, writer, dies at 73 
Jun 16
Heino Eller, composer, dies at 83 
Jun 16
Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943) 
Jun 17
Matthew Henderson, cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies 
Jun 17
Eddie Cole, The Tiger Moth 
Jun 21
Achmed Sukarno, 1st president of Indonesia (1945-67), dies at 68 
Jun 21
Victor M. Gover, Strangler's Morgue 
Jun 23
Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895) 
Jun 27
Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902) 
Jun 29
Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77 
Jun 29
Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64 
Jul 2
Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies 
Jul 4
Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85 
Jul 4
Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905) 
Jul 5
David Saperton, Carnegie Hall 
Jul 6
Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80 
Jul 7
Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67 
Jul 7
Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies 
Jul 7
Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80 
Jul 7
Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60 
Jul 7
Dame Laura Knight, British impressionist artist 
Jul 8
C.A. Riggs, A Streetcar Named Desire 
Jul 8
Al Riggs, Rope 
Jul 14
Preston S Foster, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69 
Jul 17
Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74 
Jul 18
Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86 
Jul 19
Barry Wood, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 61 
Jul 20
Iain Macleod, Conservative Party Politician and Chancellor of Exchequer at time of his death (b. 1913) 
Jul 21
Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907) 
Jul 21
Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945) 
Jul 22
George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912) 
Jul 24
Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897) 
Jul 26
Claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81 
Jul 26
Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896) 
Jul 27
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies 
Jul 29
John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70 
Jul 29
Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69 
Jul 30
George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73 
Jul 31
Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912) 
Aug 1
Frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55 
Aug 1
Otto Heinrich Warburg, German Biochemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 86 
Aug 6
Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58 
Aug 7
... Haley, US judge, shot dead 
Aug 7
James McClain, US black activist, shot dead 
Aug 7
Jonathan P Jackson, US black activist, shot dead 
Aug 7
William Christmas, US black activist, shot dead 
Aug 10
Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52 
Aug 13
Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75 
Aug 14
Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62 
Aug 15
Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66 
Aug 17
Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (b. 1908) 
Aug 19
Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909) 
Aug 20
Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86 
Aug 21
Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79 
Aug 22
Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78 
Aug 22
Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895) 
Aug 23
Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55 
Aug 29
Mary Clare, dies at 76 
Aug 30
Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 
Aug 30
Del Moore, actor/announcer (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53 
Aug 30
Del Moore, American comedian (b. 1916) 
Sep 1
Francois Mauriac, writer, dies 
Sep 2
Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64 
Sep 2
Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63 
Sep 3
Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27 
Sep 3
Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28 
Sep 3
Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington DC at 57 
Sep 4
James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39 
Sep 6
Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies 
Sep 8
Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894) 
Sep 10
Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer, dies at 78 
Sep 11
Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69 
Sep 14
Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79 
Sep 18
Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27 
Sep 19
Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies 
Sep 21
Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (Wibautstrat tax office), dies 
Sep 23
Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917) 
Sep 25
Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73 
Sep 25
Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72 
Sep 28
Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52 
Sep 28
John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74 
Sep 29
Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84 
Sep 30
Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69 
Sep 30
Perc Westmore, Casablanca 
Oct 1
Hans Poser, composer, dies at 52 
Oct 1
Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87 
Oct 1
Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893) 
Oct 2
Alfred Julius Swan, composer, dies at 79 
Oct 2
Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37 
Oct 4
George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71 
Oct 4
Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27 
Oct 8
Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75 
Oct 8
Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies 
Oct 8
Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934) 
Oct 9
Jean Giono, writer, dies 
Oct 10
Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60 
Oct 10
Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86 
Oct 11
Anis Fuleihan, composer, dies at 69 
Oct 12
Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930) 
Oct 12
Yuli Fogelman, Deserter 
Oct 13
Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90 
Oct 17
Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921) 
Oct 17
Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897) 
Oct 19
Unica Zorn, writer, dies at 54 
Oct 20
Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44 
Oct 21
John T Scopes, US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70 
Oct 22
René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered 
Oct 24
Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54 
Oct 28
Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies 
Oct 28
Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer, dies at 99 
Nov 2
Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75 
Nov 2
Phillip W. Booker, Four Jills in a Jeep 
Nov 2
Fernand Gravey, How to Steal a Million 
Nov 3
Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57 
Nov 4
Tudor Musatescu, Titanic Waltz 
Nov 6
Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1900) 
Nov 8
Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892) 
Nov 9
William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84 
Nov 9
Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79 
Nov 10
Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79 
Nov 17
Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69 
Nov 18
Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires), dies at 56 
Nov 21
Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887) 
Nov 21
Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888) 
Nov 23
Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60 
Nov 24
Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76 
Nov 25
Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45 
Nov 26
B O Davis Sr, 1st black general, dies at 93 in Chicago 
Nov 28
Fritz v Unruh, writer, dies at 85 
Nov 28
Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55 
Nov 29
Robert Ruthenfranz, composer, dies at 65 
Nov 30
Gerhard T. Buchholz, Many Passed By 
Dec 1
Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies 
Dec 6
Thomas S Power, USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65 
Dec 7
Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87 
Dec 7
Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter dies aged 96 
Dec 8
Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77 
Dec 9
Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65 
Dec 9
Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893) 
Dec 12
Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82 
Dec 12
Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889) 
Dec 14
Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876) 
Dec 23
Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84 
Dec 26
Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948) 
Dec 28
L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65 
Dec 29
John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58 
Dec 29
Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909) 
Dec 29
William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94 
Dec 30
Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38 
Dec 31
Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91 
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